DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2016!

Have you already completed your COPY of your Designer Original?  Or perhaps, like me, you are just in the planning stages – whatever… there are still a few months left before DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2016!

Pull those ideas out of your head!  Ever since DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER last year I’ve seen many dream garments in the stores, magazines, on social media … the Fashion Runway… so many beautiful garments!  And still I say, “Why buy when you can make it yourself – better and for less money?”

I think I finally have my DESIGNER ORIGINAL picked out…

Ellery Neu

I have recently seen a lovely “bell” sleeved dress on Barbara Jane Made.  I don’t have anything with bell sleeves – I want something with bell sleeves.  Along comes this Ellery Neu.

Now I don’t have a pattern for this top.  This pattern is a possibility though, View D of McCall’s M7193, a bit shorter and with bell sleeves – which I will have to draft.

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This is another possibility, View C of McCall’s M7093, again I’d have to shorten the length and draft the sleeves.

I have been thinking about making this skirt, a Chloe, for a long time now.  

Chloe

I have a simple pattern in mind, View B of McMall’s M6654.  I just have to add a godet and a zipper. 

Looks like I’m ready to go!  I have the all the fabric I need in my stash and today I bought my zippers.

I’ve shown you my plans for my COPY of my Designer Original.  Leave a comment that you want to join in, and I’ll share your post in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER too!

There are many inspirations out there.  I have collected a few here and on my Pinterest board, DESIGNER FASHION!  How about a bit of lace?

rosegal.com

Or something wild!

artemisia.com

This is such a classic pant…

Misha Collection Katia Palazzo Pant

 

I want all of these skirts!

SheIn.com

I still love Allison Wonderland’s designs.  My sister and I went to a fashion show in Vancouver last year and we were overwhelmed by all the designers’ creativity – including Allison Wonderland.

Allison Wonderland

This year, I have found another favourite designer – Paule Ka.  

Paule Ka

Paule Ka

Another beautiful designer, Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera

Not that I would have anywhere to wear these dresses, but I do love how beautiful these are…

Carla Ruiz

SK by Saiid Kobeisy

 

“Why buy when you can make it yourself – better and for less money?”  If you want a designer garment too, join the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Challenge!

In DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER:

  • On your blog post a photo of your Designer Original and YOUR COPY of your Designer Original, mentioning DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER in your post with a link back to here so other’s can join in.
  • Grab a DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER button.  The code on my side bar can be copied and pasted into a Text Widget on WordPress, or download the image and then upload it onto your blog.
  • Leave a comment here on my blog and I’ll post your Designer Original and YOUR COPY for you on my blog in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER, with a link back to you – whether you have made it already, are in the process of making it, or plan on making it… let me know!
  • Don’t forget to share a comment or few with your other DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER cohorts.  Everyone loves comments!

Other ways to participate:

  • Send your email address to me at imadeit362436 (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll send you an invite to join the “DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER” Pinterest board so you can add your Designer Original  and YOUR COPY to the board.
  • Post your Designer Original and YOUR COPY on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #DESIGNINDECEMBER.

Don’t forget to “grab” a DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER button on your way out!

Happy Sewing!

33 thoughts on “DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2016!

  1. jvandervlugt says:

    Holy smokes you’ve showcased some great designers! When I saw the “bell” sleeve top, I felt like that kid in class who’s literally jumping out of her seat, waving her hand in the air. I have a bell sleeve summer coat which I LOVE.

    Paula Ka’s dress is great. Given at my job I get scheduled all day to run from one fax machine to another I like her sneakers too. The black top with the white lace is gorgeous!

    Cool post. Looking forward to seeing your Designin’ December outfit!

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  2. I love the idea of this, but I am pretty much away from the end of October. I wonder if I can find some reverse inspiration for something I am already planning to make? Let me think about this. Some of your inspiration photos are wonderful!

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  3. Hmmmm, I promised last year to do it this year. And now, we have travel coming up (weddings!!!), and guests, and then the holidays….but I think I’m going to try. Have lots of fabrics finally, and I love love love that black top with white lace trim. Let me cruise around Designer Land and see what happens. 😀

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  4. Yay, it’s back!!!!! I have been pinning up a storm lately with all the new collections from fashion weeks–I will have to see what I can come up with! Your projects look amazing, and I can’t wait to see them finished! You are on top of it this year, for sure!

    PS: I am now off to look up Paule Ka, who is new to me. TFS! =)

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        • Well I’m still learning with all this on line stuff. I keep mine open just because I hadn’t thought of anything else – but as with everything on line – I heard someone complain once that people put stuff on Pinterest for themselves and that ends up being of no value to others. I didn’t say anything but if people can air their dirty laundry on Facebook, then I can save photos of what I sew for myself on Pinterest (so there!). I think of it as an endless bulletin board for myself! I think everyone should just have fun with it in their own way – speech over now! 🙂

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  5. That black and cream lace edge top is the exact lace from the top I made for my jeans refashion! I still have some left, maybe I should use it up in this way??
    Well Linda I enjoyed this challenge last year, so I intend to join in again this year. Looking forward to seeing them all!

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    • I think the black and cream lace top is so beautiful. Go for it! You did such lovely work last year! I saw a lady on the bus the other day and she had on a black shift dress – very plain – and over that was a black LACE shift dress (the two attached of course). The fantastic thing about it was the skirt was to her knees and the lace about 12 inches past that! Just lovely – as I am sure all the creations of all you sewists out there will be. I’m looking forward to showcasing everything in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER!

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  6. Rose says:

    I adore that skirt, the one with the zipper. I can honestly say, I have never seen anything like it. You find the most interesting patterns and, based on your past projects, it will be amazing. Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

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  7. seweverythingblog says:

    Great ideas! Would love to participate. Putting my thinking cap on now. I’m scanning the Fashion Week offerings going on right now 😀👗

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